Analyst Lauds Benefits of Potential United 777-300ER Deal

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As United Airlines reportedly nears a deal to switch 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners into an order of 777-300ERs, as reported by Bloomberg, an industry analyst offers insight into why the United 777-300ER deal is a win-win for the airline and the manufacturer. “While we generally do not discuss specifics about our future fleet plans, we […]

United Airlines Preparing to Order 10 Boeing 777 Airplanes

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United Airlines is preparing to place an order for 10 Boeing 777 large twin-engine jetliners to replace older aircraft plying its longest routes, said people familiar with its plans. The Boeing 777-300ERs would be the first of that variant bought by United, the world’s second-largest carrier, said three of the people, who aren’t authorized to […]

United and American were targets of attempt to steal customers’ miles

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Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades. The airlines say the incidents happened in late December. American began notifying affected customers by email on Monday, a spokeswoman said. Some travel websites are fighting this type of fraud […]

Flying to Cuba — How Long Will It Take U.S. Airlines to Rev Up Flights?

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The renewal of diplomatic ties to Cuba has unleashed a surge of interest from U.S. travelers. But there’s still one problem: How to get there? Despite all the buzz generated by President Obama’s recent call for detente with the island nation, the question of when a flight to Havana can be as easily booked as […]

United Airlines Spreads Wings in China

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United Airlines showed more signs today of how it plans to boost scheduled service during the upcoming 2015 peak summer travel season. The Chicago-based airline said it will operate additional flights next summer on two major routes to Chinese markets from its trans-Pacific gateway hub in San Francisco. United’s current daily service between SFO and […]

United Airlines Considering Embraer CSeries Jets in Fleet Makeover

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United Airlines is in talks with Embraer and Bombardier to buy new narrow-body planes amid a fleet makeover to reduce its reliance on unprofitable regional jets, people familiar with the matter said. The discussions involve the largest models in Embraer’s updated E-Jets family and Bombardier’s smallest CSeries, said the people, who asked not to be […]

Delta and Alaska Airline Rivalry Could Be a Boost For Boeing

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While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a great boost to Boeing and Washington’s economy in the future — if state lawmakers hold the […]

United: Wi-Fi, streaming video coming to regional jets

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United Airlines says it will add Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment to more than 200 of the bigger regional jets flown that fly for the company’s United Express affiliates. United says the first Wi-Fi-enabled regional jet flights are expected later this year. United expects the rollout of Wi-Fi to the Embraer E170, Embraer E175 and […]

United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

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United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000 stewards, retired a number of its […]